26 July 2009

random musings at an ungodly hour...

Hello world! I just got back home for a show. It went well.

Though I found out that my trainer is in a band, so naturally I had to look him up. Stars After the Storm. Look them up.

Okay, now on to write about what I really wanted to write about.

I have currently taken up watching shows on escapistmagazine.com and frankly, I love them all. At least the ones that I've watched. Let me sum them up for you.

Starting first with Unskippable.

Unskippable is like MST3K only for video games. It's just 2 guys and they riff on the unskippable parts of games, the cut scenes as they are known. They have great lines and are very funny. For instance in Star Ocean: The Last Hope (a game I've actually seen played) the game says, "men started to look skyward to space" to which the response came "as opposed to skyward to the ground."

This particular episode of Unskippable had a guest riffer, Yahtzee. Yahtzee does Zero Punctuation. This is the second show I started watching, but I have to say it's my favorite. Yahtzee is a game critic who talks really fast and uses simple stick drawings against a bold colored background. He is snarky and rude and I love his sarcastic wit. This is one you have to watch to really get.

Then one day I just finished watching all the past episodes of both Unskippable and Zero Punctuation and had nothing else to do for the day. This was during my unemployed phase. So I started clicking on the other banner on the side of the page. First stop There Will Be Brawl.

There Will Be Brawl is a drama about Nintendo characters. The story follows Luigi Mario (or Mario Bros. fame) in a very dirty NYPD Blue-type world. Princess Peach rules the world, but is not doing a very good job, namely because she keeps getting kidnapped. So the one ruler is "missing" and the Head of the Police (Link) has placed Princess Zelda in charge until Peach is found. This is not a good thing as apparently Zelda is an evil bitch in this world. From there, I get a little confused. There were 3 Dons (Mew 2, Bowzer, and Koopa) but I think they're down to just Koopa as the other 2 were horribly mutilated. It's a good show, but a little hard to follow and even harder to remember when they only update the last Friday of the month.

So as I wait, I found Doomsday Arcade. This plucky little show comes from Australia. It's about 2 guys (the Michaels, but don't call them that) who are, for some reason or another, public enemies #1 as far as the gaming community is concerned. Let me rewind a bit. The games have found a way to use Portal technology (my all-time favorite game, B T Dubs) to enter the real world. They start a war because they are sick and tired of being killed over and over again. So they decide to take out the Michaels as they are the biggest threat. This show is very funny and even though it has a very young cast, I think it is wonderfully put together. Star Michael Shanks also directs and writes and even though there is a lot of corny dialogue, some is actually very witty. Though I kinda hate him as 1) he's living my dream, 2) he's lives in Australia, and 3) he's only 18!

Finally there's Rebecca Mayes Muses. She's only had one clip, but I expect great thing. Ms. Mayes is a singer/songwriter/gamer from England. Already she's so but better then me in every way. Her first song is about The Sims 3 which I own and love. Yay! SIMS!!! It's very catchy and will get stuck in your head.

Well, I think I've promoted escapistmagazine.com quite enough. And in case you're wondering, no, I have not been paid to write this. I wish I did, but I am not that cool.

Yak at ya'll laters.

Fiser, OUT!

22 July 2009

great movie ideas....

So Hollywood's been really pissing me off lately. Namely because everything released has either 1) been a sequel for a previous movie or 2) been a re-imagining (or in some cases a blatant rip-off) of an old movie.

I'm gonna pause now for that to sink in. I know a lot of you do not want to believe that Holly wood is deceiving you.

"No, oh God no! WHY!!"

But yes, it has.

Now I'm not gonna say that there hasn't been an original idea in years, because Up was pretty original, but aside from animated movies, the picking are slim for originality.

So I would like to submit an idea that is not my own. (Ironic, isn't it.) This is from YouTube personality sxephil. I think it would be the best movie ever.

"Vampire robot Nazis who are also zombies will attack us. And though the unaffected humans will team up with dolphins with laser beams on their head, it will be a close fight. Cause what the situation needs is Chuck Norris, but Chuck Norris is now a vampire robot Nazi who is also a zombie. And everyone knows the only thing that can beat a vampire robot Nazi who is also a zombie Chuck Norris is flying raptor Jesus. And I don’t want to be a cynic, but I don’t think flying raptor Jesus is gonna come to our aid. But that’s just me."

~Philip DeFranco, on how the world will end.

Now I would pay my $8.75 to watch that. (What, I live in Wisconsin. That's the price where I work. Though I wouldn't have to pay. I get a free movie a week. You now envy me.)

Another idea for a movie would be Ludo's Broken Bride. Again, not original as it is from a different media, but still more original than most everything out there. On a side note, listen to that album.

I'm sorry, but I am a bit distracted right now. I'm watching Torchwood: Children of Earth. I would say we should remake Torchwood, but I am 100% against remaking good British shows into American shows. Look what they did to Blackpool (Viva Laughlin, anyone?) and Life on Mars. If anyone touches Torchwood, I'll personally storm the studios.

So I've got to go. Much more distracting Torchwood to watch.

Fiser, OUT!

15 July 2009

Harry Potter...

I've mentioned before that I love my job...

Well, I did on my Facebook blog.

Anyways, I work at a theater and I request to work midnight showings. One, the crowd is so packed full of energy, you just can't help but feel awesome. And two, I've worked 2 since I came back to the theater, and both of them I've gotten paid to watch the movie.

How awesome is that!

Tonight (this early morning?) was Harry Potter... for the 2 of you who didn't know... and it was great.

Of course, I didn't watch all of it.

Let me explain...

My last midnight showing was Transformers and we were having sound issues in theater 2, so Jen (my boss) asked me to stay in the theater and keep an eye on the sound. So I had to sit through the whole movie and "watch" for sound issues.

So tonight (this morning?) I was in a theater that did not have sound issues, but no one told me to leave the theater. So being the responsible person, I hopped around from theater to theater (we had 4 sold out screens) checking to see if anyone was watching their theaters. Two other people were, but I was all paranoid that someone would come in and yell at me that I couldn't get into the movie. Plus I had to stand the whole 2hours 45 minutes, and I'm just not good with standing.

So I don't have a review for the movie. Not the complete movie, anyways. There were some awesome bits, and Ron can seizure like it's no one's business (spoiler? probably not). It felt like it lacked a lot, but then again, I came out once to check what time it was and found that 2hours had already gone by.

Oh and I loved watching the romantic tension between ... everyone!

On a lesser note, I got to dress up for work. Of course, I was the only one dressed up, but then again it was not announced. I asked and Jen said okay. I was Bellatrix, and as soon as I get the pictures from my sister's camera, I will post them on here. Needless to say, my hair was awesome!

That's about it for me tonight (this morning?).

Fiser, OUT!

13 July 2009

working for a living...

(I've started something I probably would be able to undo... oh crap I've done it again...)

So I like being able to do what I like to do. That sentence doesn't make a lick of sense. What I'm trying to say is that I will probably never have a "normal" job because I can't do something that I don't enjoy. That is why I walked out of the call center and straight back to the theater.

But I see an error in my way of living because I currently have 3 jobs and I'm barely scraping by. I would get into details, but it's way too depressing and I don't want to cry in front of you people. I like ... no, scratch that ... love my jobs, but it's really stressful. Scheduling sucks and I hardly have any family time. My weekends are shot because I'm either working at the theater or I'm DJing and that it. I can't travel to visit family unless it's during the week, but then my family is working their "normal" jobs.

I'm not sure what I'm trying to say...

Anyways, I am working 3 jobs (theater, DJ, and Red Cross) and I enjoy all my jobs. I'm not a fan of the scheduling problems, but I've already mentioned that, so I've flogged that horse.

I... I'm.... I really don't know what else to say about that. I had a whole rant in my head, but it's gone. I hate it when that happens. So on to something else.

I'm thinking about starting a separate blog for an entirely different purpose. My reasoning is that I don't what to mix my Mindless Dribbling with my side project. Of course since I don't have any regular readers except myself, so I shouldn't have a problem, but I think I need to keep my commentary and my side project separate.

What is my side project, you may ask? That is you would if you actually read this blog. Grr!

Sorry, where was I?

Oh, yes, side project... I want to start a daily blog about my struggles with weight. You may not know this about me, but I'm severely overweight and I want to change that. My main problem is that I don't have motivation. So my thought is that if I had an outlet to share what's going on with me, I would be more motivated to go through with things.

Now the other voices in my head (don't judge, everyone has them, just not everyone has them shouting in Dutch) tell me I'm dumb. Here is the conversation as it goes:

Me: I think I'm gonna start a blog on my struggles with weight.
V1: Are you crazy?
Me: Well, it's possible.
V2: You want to go online, the one place where people are rabid? And all that hate is towards fat people.
Me: Yes, cause I spend most of my life online, hence the fatness, and I want to be a shining example to my fellow kind.
Me: Who let the Dutch guy out?
V1: Not me...
V2: No clue...
V3: U verliet de sleutel binnen bereik!
Me: Does anyone speak Dutch around here?
V3: Gek dansend gezicht!
Me: So that's a no...

And the rest is unimportant.

So I'm gonna start a new blog shortly and we'll see how that goes.

That's all for me...

Fiser, OUT!

01 July 2009

on writing...

I like to write. Okay, I know that is a blatant understatement, but I feel it needs to be said. Also, if I didn't state the obvious, I wouldn't have a lot to say most of the time.

Anyways, I like to write, but mainly I like to write fanfic. Yes, I'm one of those people. Though I don't do the fanfic porn, but I do like to take random characters from other places and put them in relationships of my choosing.

I'm working on 3 such stories right now. I wrote on multiple stories because every so often I get writer's block on one at the same time the dam breaks on another.

I usually don't like sharing my stories with other people before they are finished, but something in me just wants to share.

Okay, so my first one is an In Plain Sight story that actually stars a friend of mine. Usually I place some perfect version of myself in as the romantic lead (cause truthfully when you're writing your protagonist is always some part of yourself), but this time it morphed into my friend. I had 2 different stories going with this idea, both with the same main character. They were essentially the same story, but the backgrounds were different. My star, Alexandria "Xandi" Powell, was in a relationship with Marshall. One version, she was in the program, and the other she wasn't. The one were she was in the program died quickly as I really didn't think it fit the character. I mean, it would be a cool twist, but it didn't work out. So I ran with the later and soon I had her beat beyond recognition and in the hospital.

My stories land in the hospital a lot. I like to attribute that to the fact that I'm very morbid. But I digress...

My second story is a Criminal Minds story. My star this time is Orla Wallace-Lynch. She's a genius who, because of some special circumstances, is writing fluff pieces for a local newspaper. She could have gone on to be a famous cellist, but she had a son when she was 16 and that stopped her dreams. As the story progresses, we find that her son's father has come back to town, which is a problem as he is a serial killer. The love connection in this one is with Reid. What can I say, I like geeks. And there is nothing wrong with that!

The one that I've been putting the most time in recently is my CSI:NY fanfic, though I'm trying to stray away from the actually cast and focus on a very minor character, Reed Garrett.

Only now did I realise that 2 of my characters are in love with a guy named Reed (Reid). Weird.

Anyways, my girl this time is named Alma (no last name yet) and she's a theatre student at New School University. Her downfall is that she's got a photographic, eidetic memory which may not seem like a bad thing, but she is also epileptic. I'm not too far into this story, so I don't know how everything runs together yet, but something horrible is going to happen. It's just how my mind works. Most likely I will be killing off her roommate, but she's kinda annoying, so it's worth it.

I do have other non-fanfic stories locked in various notebooks floating around me room. One I'm really proud of and trying to adapt into a screenplay. Yes, I said screenplay. I would love to work in the movies, mainly behind the scenes. I want to direct something so badly! I have a clip on YouTube that I did for a class. The only problem my teacher had with it was that I didn't fade in from black at the beginning. Other than that he said it was darn near perfect. But you can judge for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGNTBOC9tdY

I've gotten off topic... And lost my train of thought.... Oh shoot!.....

Well, that's about it for me today. I've been typing out my stories so I have them on a flash drive. That way I can edit them at any point instead of trying to find the individual notebook and working in that. So I'm off to continue typing things out.


Fiser, OUT!